We have done some extensive research on place names within the parish of Preston cum Sutton Poyntz, building on work done by A D Mills and others. Below is a list of some of the main locations in and around Sutton Poyntz, showing where possible the history and derivation of the names. This is part of a larger piece of research - please use the Contact Us facility if you want information on other names in the Parish. We have included some references to A D Mills "Place Names of Dorset", which was compiled for the English Place Names Society (who provide a very useful Search facility for the history of place names in England).
Before going into the full list of place names that we have found: here is a short list of the ones we think are of greatest interest:
- Cuckoo Park (now more commonly just called Cuckoos) - This is the field of about 10 acres on the north side of White Horse Lane. There are numerous references, going back to 1654, but this may also be the same as the area called "Le Parke" in a 1435 document.
- Culliford Tree - This is the name of a single round barrow on the ridgeway above Sutton Poyntz, and is also the name of the administrative "Hundred" that in early times ran land in an arc around Weymouth, from Chickerell to Osmington and West Stafford; the families of the Hundred are said to have held their meetings at the barrow. There are references to Culliford Tree back to the Domesday Book, and while Tree clearly means Tree, the origin of the name Culliford is lost.
- Ivy Close - This is the old name for the field beside Plaisters Lane that was subsequently developed and became Sutton Close.
- Jordan - The origin of this is Chur-don, meaning either the hill by the River Chur or the hill by the bend in the river. If the old name for this river is Chur, it would be the third such in Dorset, being the same (pebbly) as the Char at Charmouth and the Cerne.
- Plaisters Lane - Old references show that the origin of this is "Playstreet". Plasterers, as used in some 19th C documents, is a mistake.
- Puddledock - This name has not been traced, at present, further back than 1888. The far end of Puddledock Lane was previously known as Love Lane. The route of this lane was altered in the 1840's, to run south of what was Sutton Farm (now Sutton House and Sutton Lodge), rather than north.
- Seven Acres - The field in the area now occupied by Seven Acres Road was first given this name some time soon before the 1838 Tithe Survey, but by that time it already occupied over 40 acres!
- Silver Street - This name sounds old, but local lore suggests it was given its name by local children some time in the 1920's or 30's.
- Venny Close - This is the old name for the field by Puddledock Lane that was subsequently developed and became Sunnyfields.
|Balaclava Valley||There are one or two references to an area called Balaclava Valley - a painting and the 1945 book "Weyland" by Ronald Good. The latter talks about "Balaclava Road", and makes it appear that this is an alternative name for Plaisters Lane. Balaclava Valley is probably the valley below Plaisters Lane, leading up towards Greenhill. The name presumably post-dates the Crimea War, and is not now in use.|
|Blackland||Blackland Furlong is a large area on either side of the lane that goes south from St Andrews Church. There are several references between 1788 and 1838, but in this case there is one much older reference, from 1330.|
|Bowleaze||This is the area where the River Jordan comes out into the sea, now with caravan parks and amusement. The oldest reference we have found to the name is from 1788. The earliest references call it "Bolehays", but Bowleaze or Bow Leaze has been in use since the 1838 Tithe Survey. "Bolehays" is probably Early English for "bull's enclosure".|
Chalbury Hillfort has had this name, with little change, for centuries. The earliest reference we have found is 1435, referring to a pasture called Cherlebury. A number of late 17thC references call it Charlbrow. The earliest reference found that drops the "r" (from Charl- to Chal-) is the 1838 Tithe Survey, which refers to the house at what is now Chalbury Corner as Chalbury Lodge, but confusingly calls the hill Chalk Brow. By the 1888 Ordnance Survey map, the modern spelling is fully in use both for the house and the hill.
The English Place-name Society suggest "ceorl's burh", meaning encampment of the peasants, as the derivation.
|Clayland||Clayland Furlong was on the north side of Littlemoor Road, in the area now occupied by St Andrews School and Westfield College. There are several references between 1788 and 1838, but in this case there are much older references, from 1300 and 1330.|
|Coombe Valley||This name seems to have derived from the earlier farm building complex called Coombe Barton, meaning farmstead in the valley. So Coombe Valley means valley valley! The word Coombe has been used for this area since 1451 - the first reference we have seen for Coombe Barton and Coombe Valley is in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map.|
|Court Farm||For a short time, Northdown Farm appears to have been divided into two units, with a separate Court Farm based at what later became the Stables further down Sutton Road (now 86 to 90, Sutton Road). This was offered as a separate lot in the 1925 Weld Estate sale, but appears not to have been sold. Some time quite soon afterwards, it seems the Saunders family of Northdown Farm bought the farmland of Court Farm, and the farm buildings were sold separately.|
|Cuckoo Park||This is the name of the field of about 10 acres on the north side of White Horse Lane. There are numerous references, going back to 1654; for much of the time it was divided into two portions, Great Cuckoo Park and Little Cuckoo Park. An older reference, from 1435, refers to "Le Parke". This is a larger area, said to be 20 acres, but the likelihood is that an area called The Park would have been close to the main house in the village, which from archaeological sources was probably where the Waterworks is now. It seems likely that what is now known as Cuckoo Park was part of the older "Parke"|
|Culliford Tree||This is the name of a single round barrow on the ridgeway above Sutton Poyntz, near the junction between the roads to Broadmayne, Whitcombe, Preston and Sutton Poyntz, and Winterborne Herringston. It is also the name of the administrative "Hundred" that in early times ran land in an arc around Weymouth, from Chickerell to Osmington and West Stafford; the families of the Hundred are said to have held their meetings at the barrow. From Mills and the English Place-Name Society, there are references to Culliford Tree back to the Domesday Book. The last part of the name is clearly "Tree" throughout its history (but of course any tree there now is a distant descendant of the tree that originally gave it its name). The derivation of the rest of the name is unclear, and the name has had a wide varieties of spellings, reflecting the fact that the name's origin was lost a very long time ago. One speculation is that "-ord" is a mis-spelling of "ward" meaning guardian or holder, and that "cullif-" derives from "cylfe" meaning club, and that the name means Mace-Bearer's Tree - this is no more than plausible speculation.|
|East Common Field and West Common Field||Until Inclosure in about 1800, much of the land around Sutton Poyntz was in the form of two very large fields on either side of the village. These fields were divided into "furlongs", which in turn were divided into strips used by individual villagers. Most references to these fields date from around 1800, although there is one very moch earlier reference (1461) to Westfield.|
|East Hill and West Hill||The ridgeway north of Sutton Poyntz is divided by geological faults, which are the origin of the springs. The hills on either side of the fault are called East Hill and West Hill. Use of these names is first seen in the 1788 survey done for Adm Eliab Harvey.|
|Fosshill||Fosshill Furlong is shown in the 1798 Inclosure Report and map, and one or two other documents; it is the hill on the west side of Coombe Valley Road, north-west of Greenhill.|
|Greenhill||This is the name of the hill to the east of the top end of Coombe Valley Road, north of Chalbury Hillfort. The first reference we have seen to this name is in a document dated 1788, but Mills gives a 1461 reference; the name is still in common use.|
The very distinctive and unusual name Jordan is now used for the river that flows from Sutton Poyntz (or from Osmington) through Preston to the sea at Bowleaze. It also refers to the hill by the sea to the west of the river, and to the farm that used to occupy that hill and land around, with a farmhouse on the Preston Road between Overcombe Corner and Chalbury Corner. The modern name (or slight variations such as Jorden, Jourdan or Jourdaine) seems to have been well established by 1650. However some older references, between 1336 and 1452, show up its origin, by referring to the hill as Churdon or Cherdon. The meaning of this, according to Mills, is either "hill by a bend [i.e. in the river]" or "hill by the river Chur". If the latter is true, then it reveals the much older name of the river. Chur, derived from a Saxon word meaning stony or pebbly, has the same derivation as the Cerne river and the Char.
The process whereby the origin of a name is forgotten and it is simplified to something more familiar (i.e. Jordan) is known as "folk etymology". The process whereby a name referring to one feature (the hill in this case) is applied to a different feature (the river) is called "back formation". In this case the net result is that the name "River Jordan" probably actually means "River by the hill by the river Chur".
|Lodmoor||This is a name of significant age. The earliest reference we have found is from 1230 and there are numerous other references. The spelling has varied very little, with either Lod- or Lode-, and -moor or -more. According to Mills, the derivation of Lod- is unclear, but is clearly the same as the names Lodbrook and Lodden.|
This name has been preserved in the form of a cul de sac off the Preston Road, just to the west of its junction with Sutton Road. The name is known from documents c1800, including the Inclosure Report and the Tithe Survey, where a large area bounded by Preston Road on the south, Coombe Valley Road on the west, Seven Acres Road on the east is shown as Lower Mawdy Wall Furlong. This means that the road now bearing its name is actually outside the historical area known as Mawdy Wall Furlong. The earlier documents refer to two separate areas as Mawdy Wall Furlong and Lower Mawdy Wall Furlong.
The Tithe Survey transcription has Marley for Mawdy, clearly a mistake (modern or old). This mistake appears to have been perpetuated via the naming of Marley Close, off Seven Acres Road.
No suggested origin of the word Mawdy has been found.
|Mount Pleasant||This is the part of Sutton Road where it rises towards Preston, south of where it crosses the River Jordan. The top of this rise is also sometimes called The Knapp. The only document that we have found so far using the term Mount Pleasant is the 1925 Weld Estate sale prospectus.|
|Northdown||The earliest reference to North Down is from 1500, but it is not clear that this refers to a farm rather than an area. The earliest reference specifically to a farm is 1647, and there are numerous subsequent references. The question of whether the farm's name is one word or two is somewhat moot. The majority of references give it two words (North Down), but the first two references (1647 and 1649) have Northdown, as does the Ordnance Survey since 1888.|
|Northdown Barn||This is on the ridgeway above the village, beyond Margaret's Seat. It is now a ruin. The first written reference we have seen is in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map, but the 1788 Harvey Survey refers to a "new barn and yard" in this area, which approximately dates the barn. Fredy Litschi's "Round and about Sutton Poyntz and Preston" implies that this was a dairy, which it could not have been having no water supply.|
|Plaisters Lane||The first reference we have found is in a 1461 Manorial Court record, which refers to "the king's way called Playstrete". By the Inclosure Report of 1798, the modern name was used. However some more recent records have been seen which garble the origin even worse, by calling it "Plasterers Lane". Fortunately this misuse did not last.|
|Preston||Preston, meaning "Priest's Town", denotes the early church ownership of part of the land there, a part that later became Preston Manor. The earliest reference we have found dates from 1285, although Mills gives a 1228 reference|
|Puddledock||This name relates to Puddledock Lane, Puddledock Farm or Dairy (the area now occupied by The Puddledocks) and the late 19thC Puddledock Cottages. At present, the earliest reference to the name that we have found is in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map, which shows Puddle Dock Dairy House. Various documents, including the 1798 Manor Survey and the 1838 Tithe Map, refer to Love Lane or Love Lane Meads, and it seems that Love Lane was the old name for the Preston end of Puddledock Lane. Old maps show that the route of the northern end of Puddledock Lane was changed, some time after 1838. Originally it ran in a straight line from The Puddledocks to the north of the old Sutton Farm House, coming out into Plaisters Lane more or less opposite Silver Street. It was diverted to the south of the farmhouse, probably when the farmhouse was developed in about 1840 for John Alfred Pope.|
This is the name given to the ridge extending southeast from Chalbury, and also to the small copse on the side of Chalbury; it also gives its name to Rimbrow Close off Puddledock Lane and to Rymbury off Seven Acres Road. Rimbury seems to be quite a recent version of the name, which started out (1435) as Trimbury but was then Rimbrow in most documents, and is still used in Ordnance Survey maps. It is not clear why the version Rimbury came to be in common use, unless the suffix was changed inadvertently to match Chalbury.
Some time in the 19thC, a bronze-age urnfield was found at Rimbury; the name Deverel-Rimbury is sometimes given to this pottery type, although the original theory that this represented an incursion of a Continental culture is now thoroughly discredited.
|South Down||This is the hill to the east of Lodmoor, and also the name of a farm that stood on this hill. The earliest reference is from 1435, to a pasture called "Suthdon by Lodmore". In 1654 this area was part of Jordan Farm, but a separate South Down Farm was first mentioned in a lease dated 1666. A separate South Down Dairy was one of the units sold by the Weld family in 1925. I have not established when this ceased to be a separate farming unit.|
|Spice Ship pub||I have not found out when this pub changed its name from The Ship to The Spice Ship. We have found references from 1838 until 1935 calling it The Ship, and it still has that name in the 1958 Ordnance Survey revision.|
|Springhead pub||The Springhead Hotel was built in the 1890's, along with the Pavilion at the rear. There is documentary evidence (Censuses between 1871 and 1891) of a "Spring Bottom Pub" which, it is believed, was in one of the small cottages on the west side of the pond. Separately, Spring Bottom was and is the name used for the top end of the woods north of the village, where the springs emerge from the hillside.|
From the documentary evidence, it seems that Sutton Farm, as a distinct farming unit, is fairly recent compared with other farms in the Parish. The first reference is in 1781, when a farm of nearly 900 acres, then called West Farm, was leased to Thomas Willis. Quite soon after, it was being called Home Farm, and later still changed its name to Sutton Farm. It was tenanted by Robert and Thomas Scutt from about 1829 until 1849; the next tenant was John Allen Pope, two of whose sons later bought into the Dorchester brewery now called Eldridge Pope. John Allen Pope at one time farmed the astonishing area of 1950 acres, a large fraction of the Parish.
At that time, a grand farmhouse, with a lake, was built, and Puddledock Lane was diverted from the north side of the farmhouse to the south. The farm buildings were in the area now occupied by Brookmead Close.
Farming ended at Sutton Farm in about 1980; although a new house, called Sutton Farm, was built in 1996 further along Puddledock Lane, this never had very much relationship with the land and any legal agricultural tie has now been removed.
The earliest reference to a Mill in Sutton Poyntz is in 1273, but this could refer to any of the three Mills on the River Jordan (the Upper Mill in the Waterworks site, Sutton Mill, or Preston Mill). In a 1435 document, two Mills are described, a grain mill and an out-of-use fulling mill; again it cannot be deduced which two Mills these are. A 1750 document specifically states that there are three Mills in the Parish.
The earliest specific mention of Sutton Mill by name is in 1647. This would have been the old Mill, which stood until the present Mill was built and commissioned, in 1815. This old Mill is shown in the c1800 Weld Estate Survey map, and was a rather smaller building, at roughly the same location but on the west bank of the Jordan rather than straddling the river. No illustrations of the old Mill seem to exist, and whether Thomas Hardy had any knowledge of the layout or look of the building when he wrote "Trumpet Major" is not known, but it is this old Mill that would have existed at the time Hardy was writing about, not the present Mill.
Sutton means "South farmstead" or settlement. The first known reference is AD 891, in a Saxon deed whereby King Alfred became owner of the manor. It is possible that South referred to its location relative to Dorchester.
The Poyntz family of Curry Mallet owned Sutton Poyntz manor (which included most of the parish of Preston cum Sutton Poyntz) for about 150 years between c.1212 and 1361. Plain Sutton gradually became Sutton Poyntz (perhaps to distinguish it from other Sutton's); the first reference I have found is in 1314, and it took another 100 years for the name to stick.
Initially, the name Poyntz seems to have been spelled generally with a "y", but from the mid-17th C, the spelling changed to Pointz, before flipping back in the mid-19th C (perhaps to align it with the spelling used by the Poyntz family).
|Tout||This is the old name of the first hill on the west side of Coomb Valley Road. It appears in various documents between 1798 and 1838, and then in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map. The name is also referred to in the 1925 Weld Estate sale prospectus. Mills refers to earlier (1452 and 1461) references to La (or Le) Toute, whose meaning is said to be a lookout hill.|
|Venny Close||The old field boundaries of Venny Close delimit the Sunnyfields development off Puddledock Lane, but sadly the name has disappeared. The name is first recorded, as Wenyng, in 1461, and then appears as Venny in 1500, as Vinny in 1788, then Venny again and Venney once, before finally beijng shown as Vine Close in the 1838 Tithe map.|
|Verlands||Verlands Road is the name of a road on the south side of Sutton Road, going up to Winslow Hill. Development of the road was started in 1934. The name seems to have been the name of the field in this area; in the 1838 Tithe Survey, this field was called Verlings but the modern name had appeared by 1925.|
|Wadbrow||The hillside just west of Old Granary Close, where the Jordan valley is at its narrowest (between Wadbrow to the west and Winslow Hill to the east). The name appears in several documents c1800, but has now disappeared.|
|Winslow||The name of the hill to the east of Sutton Road. The earliest reference found is from 1788, and early references call it Winsload. The present spelling is first seen in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map.|
|The Weir||This is the narrow lane down towards Preston Mill from Sutton Road starting at the Scutt Hall. It seems plausible that this is a corruption of an older name, The Woor, which was used for the large field in this area in several surveys and other documents around 1800. It is possible the The Woor is itself a corruption of an older name, The Worthe, which has been seen in one document dated 1671.|
|Wyke Oliver||Wyke Oliver is the name of a farm south-west of Chalbury Corner. Wyke derives from the Old English word wic meaning an outlying settlement. This could be the oldest farm in the Parish; the name Wyke has been used for this farm continuously since 1500, although Mills gives references back to 1327. The name Oliver was added some time before the Inclosure Report in 1798, and may derive from a John Oliver who held land in Sutton Poyntz in 1640.|
In addition to the above, there are a number of field names that appear in four important documents - 1788 (Harvey Survey), 1798 (Inclosure Report), c.1800 (Weld Survey), and 1838 (Tithe Survey). We have also shown if the field is shown in the 1888 Ordnance Survey map:
|Andrew's Close||A field by the stream, south-east of Wyke Oliver Farm||1788, 1800||Before 1838, this became part of the landscaping for South Down Cottage. It is now fully developed around the junction of Oakbury Drive and Melstock Avenue.|
|Barn Close||Near the Church, where Holcombe Close now is||1800, 1838, 1888|
|Barn Piece||Field on the east side of Preston Road (west side of where the road formerly was), south of Chalbury Corner||1788, 1800|
|Bat Haye||One of the fields in the valley west of Plaisters Lane. The fields in this area are now combined.||1800, 1838|
|Beacon Hill||Another name for East Hill - presumably where beacons were lit||1788, 1798|
|Bern Brake or Burn Beat||A field on the east side of the Preston Road just north of Overcombe Corner. Originally the road ran to the east of this field. Burn Beat was the older name.||1788, 1798, 1838||This field was combined by the time of the 1888 Ordnance Survey with West Piece to the north, and other parts of Jordan Hill. This has now been developed, although parts of the old field boundary are evident as the eastern boundary of Overcombe Drive.|
|Bottom Mead||A field just beyond Wyke Oliver Farm||1838||This field's boundaries are still intact apart from having been amalgamated with Cowleaze|
|Brake Orchard||Woodland at the top end of Cuckoo Park||1838, 1888||Boundaries intact|
|Breach||Two fields about half way between Wyke Oliver Farm and Horselynch, variously called Breach, Breach Close and Breach Mead||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||The fields had been combined by the 1838 Tithe survey, with slight adjustments to the eastern boundary. By the 1888 Ordnance Survey, this fields had been extended westwards, but the boundaries have not been changed since then.|
|Breach Furlong||This appears to have been land immediately to the west of the fields called Breach, Breach Close and Breach Mead. It may originally have included those fields. If that is so, then the ancient boundaries of Breach Furlong have since been restored.||1788, 1798|
|Brier's Close||A field, on the hillside between the Osmington Brook and Winslow Hill||1788, 1800, 1838||Subsequently amalgamated with Brier's Close. The boundaries are intact and the field is now called Rex.|
|Broad Mead||On the north side of the Osmington Brook, by the parish boundary||1838||Now amalgamated with Lower Corner Close and part of Higher Crocks|
|Broad Mead||Later called Rodway Mead (q.v.)||1800|
|Burless Mead Furlong||This is included in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the West Common Field, but its location needs further investigation||1788|
|Burn Beat||(See Bern Brake)|
|Butt's Close||A field on the West side of Sutton Road, opposite Winslow Road||1788, 1798, 1800||Shown in 1838 as "Meadow and Slaughter House", in 1888 as Alma Villa. Now developed|
|Chalkhill Furlong||Hillside on the south side of Littlemoor Road, including much of Littlemoor and land south||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838, 1888|
|Chapple's Close||Field immediately to west of Plaisters Lane, south of the bend||1788, 1800, 1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into larger field. Much is now housing.|
|Chinchester Furlong||This is referenced in the Inclosure Report, but further research is needed to establish where it is.||1798|
|Cleeves||Large field above the cliffs, east of Bowleaze; the 1800 Weld Estate Survey lists this as Cleeves Cliff, but shows it on the map as Cleeves. It is called Cleaves in the 1838 Tithe Survey. Older documents refer to a smaller area as Cleeves Furlong.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||By the 1888 Ordnance Survey, this large field had been combined with Radcliff, and then divided in two. Much of the boundary remains intact.|
|Cockle Stone Furlong||Field south-east of Chalbury, including Rimbury||1788, 1838, 1888
N.B. Cockelhegge in a 1505 document)
|Much larger, and called Cockleton in Tithe survey. Boundaries intact|
|Common Close||A small field just north of the Osmington Brook, near the parish boundary with Osmington||1788, 1798, 1800||This was amalgamated with two portions of Crock Mead some time before 1838 to create Higher Crocks|
|Common Sheep Down||A description, rather than a specific area, but denoting areas at the top of the ridgeway||1798|
|Corner Close||Fields at far eastern edge of parish, on either side of path from White Horse Lane to Osmington.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||Two fields, both now amalgamated into larger units|
|Corner Close||Separately, the triangle of land now occupied by the new Sutton Farm House was called Corner Close.||1838, 1888|
|Court Close||This is the field on the west side of the Waterworks, just north of Mission Hall Lane.||1788, 1800, 1838||The boundaries are substantially unchanged|
|Cowleaze||This seems to have become a designation of land use rather than a field name. The Tithe survey has a number of fields designated as Cowleaze (a) the field north of Court Close (called Old Cowleaze) (b) five adjacent fields east and south of Hellier's Close (q.v.) (c) five fields south of Preston Road in what is now Weymouth Bay Holiday Park (d) the field between the Church and the river (e) the field immediately to the west of Wyke Oliver Farm. In the earlier surveys, only two fields were named Cowleaze, the one south of Hellier's Close and the one just west of the Church. The field south of Hellier's Close was at one time called Little Cowleaze, and has recently been known as Bottom Plot.||1788, 1800, 1838
N.B. also 1654 & 1671 documents
|Cox's Close||This (latterly called Cox's Orchard) lay on the west side of Plaisters Lane, from Prospect Cottage up to where Sutton Close now is.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838|
|Craneway Furlong||The area just south of the A353 leading east out of Preston||1788, 1798, 1800||This name, formerly applied to a large area, seems to have disappeared before the 1838 Tith Survey, which used the names Rumsey, Winlakes and Rowden for the fields|
|Creambag||In the Weld estate survey (c1800) Creambag is a small field just north of Cuckoo Park; the Tithe survey of 1838 puts "Croam Baggs" in what is now marshy woodland between Cuckoo Park and the stream.||1788, 1800, 1838, 1888||This field is now known less imaginatively as Triangle.|
|Crock||In the Tithe survey (1838) this is three fields just north of the Osmington Brook. The Weld Estate survey shows one additional field and several older field divisions.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838, 1888||The first one, along the stream immediately after the permissive path, still has its boundaries intact.|
|Dryer's Close||The field on the north side of Puddledock Lane, north of what is now The Puddledocks. In the c1800 Weld Estate survey, this field is divided, with a lane shown crossing it between Plaisters Lane and the Great West Field; this lane disappeared before 1838.||1788, 1800, 1838||This field has been amalgamated with Lower New Close, and extend slightly eastwards|
|Duckcombe Furlong||An area in Great East Field referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey. This is presumably the field now known as Duckham, just north of the A353, east of Winslow Hill.||1788|
|East Cliff||The cliffs east of Bowleaze.||1838, 1888|
|East Close and East Mead||These names were used before about 1800 for a number of fields on either side of the Osmington Brook; firstly two two fields near the parish boundary on the south side of the Brook which later were renamed Large Meadow and Long Kitchen, and secondly to four fields north of the Brook which later became Lower Corner Close, Broad Mead, and various portions of Cowleaze||1788, 1798, 1800|
|East Down||The downland east from Spring Bottom to the parish boundary with Osmington. For much of the time, this was a single area along with Spring Bottom and West Down||1838|
|East Mead||(see East Close)||1788, 1798, 1800|
|East Hill||As well as the name of the hill to the east of Spring Bottom, above the village, East Hill was the name used for the large field on the west side of the River Jordan, north of Bowleaze. This field was later called Wire Piece.||1788, 1800|
|Eight Acres||This field, beyond the top of the Ridgeway, was later renamed Seven Acres (q.v.)||1788, 1800||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Eight Acres||The second field called Eight Acres (actually not much more than 6 acres) was amalgamated before the 1838 Tithe Survey with the field called Six Acres (just over 5 acres) to create the new field called Eleven Acres. This was later combined with the field to the south, Old Cowleaze.||1788, 1800||The boundaries of the combined field are substantialy intact.|
|Eight's Close||(see Haite's Close)||1838, 1888|
|Eighteen Acres||This was an area on West Hill, that disappeared as a separate unit before the 1838 Tithe Survey||1788, 1800|
|Eleven Acres||The slopes of West Hill, around where the village beacon now stands||1838||Now amalgamated with Old Cowleaze to the south|
|Eweleaze||As with Cowleaze (above) this is more a descriptor of land use than a field name. This was applied to a large field south of Littlemoor was described as Eweleaze, and also (in the Tithe survey) to the large field east of Cuckoo Park.||1800, 1838||Much of the boundary of the northern Eweleaze remains intact.|
|Fine Mead||A large field just west of Overcombe Corner, which was divided before the 1838 Tithe Survey to create Lodmoor Mead and a part of Lodmoor||1788, 1798, 1800|
|Fore Hill or Forehill Furlong||The northern slopes of Jordan Hill||1788, 1800, 1838||Later amalgamated, along with part of Hill Piece.
The name is preserved in Forehill Close, which is at the bottom end of the Furlong.
|Forecleeves Furlong||Large field (formerly part of Redlands) now occupied by Streamside Caravan Park.||1788, 1838||Later amalgamated with Lower Preston Mead|
|Four Acres||A field at the top of West Hill, that disappeared as a separate unit before the 1838 Tithe Survey||1788, 1800|
|Four Walls Furlong||An area west of Combe Valley Road, to the west of Greenhill. This seems to have occupied an area between Foss Hill and Holy Lawns||1788, 1798|
|Gore Furlong||This is the name of land bounded on the north by Littlemoor Road, on the east by Preston Road, and on the south by Wyke Oliver Road. Extra field boundaries were introduced after Inclosure, and the name Gore was subsequently applied to different portions of the ancient field.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||This area is now all housing. However, the western boundary of Gore Furlong is preserved, as the limit of Chalbury Close and Emminster Close|
|Great Crock Mead||This seems to have been an alternative name for the field elsewhere called Higher Crocks||1789|
|Great Orchard||Land at and beyond the end of Old Bincombe Lane, stretching down to the original path of Puddledock Lane||1838||None of the boundaries of this orchard now exist.|
|Green Copse||Area, now woodland, towards the top end of the River Jordan, near Spring Bottom||1788, 1800|
|Gunville||A small field on the west of the stream that now sits in the large field west of Plaisters Lane||1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into larger field.|
|Haite's Close||This field, later referred to as Eight's Close, is the furthest of the four fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat||1788, 1800, 1838, 1888||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Hallard's or Hollards||The field later called Gunville (q.v.)||1788, 1800|
|Hams||A pasture on the east side of the River Jordan, at the southern end of what is now Weymouth Bay Holiday Park.||1838, 1888||This area still has a preserved boundary, although it seems to have been moved slightly since 1838.|
|Hellier's Close||Substantially, this is the field behind the Springhead Pub (later known as Top Plot), including the Pub itself. This field had previously been part of Home Mead (see below)||1838, 1888||Much of the old boundary is intact, but the southern boundary has moved.|
|Higher Chinchester Furlong||This area, divided into strips, is only mentioned in the 1788 Harvey Survey. Further research is needed to identify where it lay.||1788|
|Higher Clayland Furlong||On the west side of Coombe Valley Road, north of St Andrews School and Westfield Arts College||1788, 1838||Amalgamated later with Twelve Acres to the west. The eastern end is now housing;, other boundaries are preserved|
|Higher Close||A field, later known as Bottom Mead (q.v.) to the west of Wyke Oliver Farm||1800|
|Higher Coppice||The top end of the woodlands just south of Spring Bottom||1788, 1800||Later referred to as Withy Bed, this area of woodland still exists, although enlartged slightly.|
|Higher Ten Acres||One of the separate fields that used to occupy the top of West Hill||1788, 1800||Now part of a much larger field, beyond the ridgeway track|
|Hill Piece||A large field occupying the northern half of Jordan Hill||1788, 1800, 1838||The northern half was later amalgamated with Forehill. Other boundaries are intact.|
|Holes Furlong||At the far eastern edge of the Parish, some way south of the Osmington road||1788, 1838||Divided into two fields before 1888; otherwise boundaries intact.|
|Hollard's Close||The name (it is uncertain whether it was Hollard's or Holland's) applied to a small field at the southern end of Sutton Road that now includes Box Cottage and the Scutt Hall. It also applied to a field, later called Gunville (q.v.) in the valley to the west of Plaisters Lane.||1788, 1800|
|Holly Land Furlong||Sloping land, west of Coombe Valley Road, just north of Chalbury||1788, 1798, 1838, 1888||Boundaries almost intact.|
|Home Close||There have been two fields with this name: firstly one of the fields east of where the Springhead Pub now is, and secondly a field on the west side of the Preston end of Puddledock Lane.||1788, 1798, 1800||The first of these was later referred to as Cowleaze, and is now part of the main Northdown Farm camping field. The second later became the garden of the Malt House on Puddledock Lane (now Malt Villa and Malt Cottages).|
|Home Mead||In the Weld Estate Survey, 5 separate fields were called Home Mead: a field between Sutton Road and the River Jordan; secondly the field just south of this, also on the east side of the River; thirdly, the field (later referred to as Cowleaze) immediately beyond Wyke Oliver Farm; lastly two fields immediately behind Northdown Farmhouse.||1788, 1798, 1800||The first of these has partly been developed as numbers 63-79a Sutton Road, but the portion towards the river still exists. The second still exists, as the field behind numbers 27-55 Sutton Road. The third still exists, although combined with the adjacent field called Bottom Mead. The two fields behind Northdown Farmhouse still substantially exist, althoug combined with other smaller areas; one later became Hellier's Close (q.v.)|
|Home Plot||A field just west of Plaisters Lane, in the area now occupied in part by Old Bincombe Lane||1788, 1800||The field boundaries were repositioned before the 1838 Tithe Survey; part of Home Plot became Rickyard, and part was absorbed into an area called Great Orchard.|
|Horselynch||Large field between Lodmoor and Littlemoor. Includes Horselynch Plantation, an area of woodland on the north-east side of the field||1800, 1838, 1888, 1888||The woodland seems to have been established some time between 1800 and 1838, and remains intact. Much of the field boundary is also intact.|
|Ivy Close||The old field boundaries of Ivy Close delimit the Sutton Close development off Plaisters Lane, but the name itself has disappeared.||1788, 1798, 1800|
|Keech's Close||A field on the south side of the Osmington Brook||1788, 1800, 1838||This field was amalgamated with a number of others before 1888 into the large field that is the last before the Osmington parish boundary between the Osmington Brook and the A353|
|Knap's Close||A field just south of the Preston Road, now occupied by Halstock Close. Variously Knap's and Nap's||1788, 1800, 1838, 1888||Boundaries are preserved, as boundary of Halstock Close.|
|Land Close||Field between Seven Acres Road and Bridge Inn Lane||1800||Now developed, including by Rymbury|
|Large Meadows||Field south of Osmington Brook, near the eastern Parish boundary||1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into a larger field|
|Lick Plant Mead||Field just south-west of Chalbury Corner||1788, 1800||Amalgamated with other fields before 1838 to create Gore Mead (q.v.)|
|Little Batch Furlong||Originally part of the Great West Field, but insufficient information at present to work out where||1788, 1798|
|Little Crock||See Lower Crock.|
|Little Paddock||Very small field on the south side of the Preston Road, jist to the west of Fisherbridge||1788, 1800||Now developed|
|Lodbrook Lake Furlong||Referred to in the Harvey Survey and the Inclosure Report, but no information at present as to location||1788, 1798|
|Lodden Furlong||Two adjacent fields on hillside to west and south-west of Coombe Valley Road, opposite Chalbury||1788, 1798, 1838, 1888||Boundaries are essentially intact.|
|Long Close||Single field in valley below Plaisters Lane, just past Wyndings||1788, 1800, 1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into larger field|
|Long Kitchen||Field on eastern Parish boundary, south of Osmington Brook||1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into larger field|
|Long Mead||One of the fields in the area west of Plaisters Lane, that were presumably fairly new in 1788, and later disappeared. This was amalgamated before 1838 with one of the fields called New Close, with the combined field called Wston Town.||1788, 1800|
|Longland Furlong||Field between Lodmoor and Littlemoor, east of Horse Lynch Plantation||1788, 1798, 1838||The northern half remains intact. The southern half had been amalgamated before 1888 with Breach Furlong|
|Lower Chinchester Furlong||Referred to in the Harvey Survey. In the Great East Field, but no information at present as to location||1788|
|Lower Clayland Furlong||Referred to in the Harvey Survey. Perhaps a subdivision of Clayland Furlong which is in the area now occupied by St Andrews School and Westfield College.||1788|
|Lower Coppice||The first area of woodland above the Waterworks site, along the stream from Spring Bottom||1788, 1800||This woodland, and its old boundaries, remain intact.|
|Lower Crock||Also at one time called Little Crock. One of a number of fields just north of the Osmington Brook called Crock.||1788, 1798, 1800||Many of these were later amalgamated into a field that still exists.|
|Lower Furlong||Referred to in the Harvey Survey and the Inclosure Report. In the Great East Field, but no further information at present as to location.||1788, 1798|
|Lower Hill Furlong||Field on southern side of Osmington Brook, between brook and Winslow Hill||1788, 1838||The majority of this field was amalgamated before 1888 with the western half of what was previously called Winsload; this field was later re-divided along the line of the new track. The eastern section of Lower Hill was amalgamated before 1888 into a larger field.|
|Lower Ten Acres||One of the fields, combined before the 1838 Tithe Survey, at the top of West Hill||1788, 1800|
|Loynes||In the 1838 Tithe Survey, Upper and Lower Loynes were two large fields between Horselynch Plantation and Littlemoor. Before that, this was part of a much larger open field known as Marsh and Lines [sic].||1838, 1888||Most of these 1838 field boundaries are preserved. We have not found any suggested derivation of the word Loynes or Lines.|
|Marsh||Several fields immediately south of the Littlemoor Road, where Littlemoor now is and to the east. Up to 1800, the eastern end of what came to be called Marsh was part of Chalkhill Furlong. The western end was part of a much larger open field called Marsh and Lines.||1788, 1838, 1888||Some of the original field boundaries still exist but others have disappeared as a result of development at Littlemoor.|
|Marsh and Lines||This was a large open field between the Littlemoor Road and Horselynch Plantation. By 1838, it had been divided into four separate fields, called West and East Marsh and Upper and Lower Loynes.||1788, 1798, 1800|
|Meddon Hill||A field just south of the Preston Road, a little east of Chalbury Corner.||1788, 1800, 1838, 1888||In the 1838 Tithe Survey, this had come to be called Maiden Hill. Parts of the boundary still exist, as the boundary of Willow Crescent.|
|Middle Clayland Furlong||Referred to in the Harvey Survey. Perhaps a subdivision of Clayland Furlong which is in the area now occupied by St Andrews School and Westfield College.||1788|
|Middle Close||A field, now disappeared, in what was the Great West Field and is now the large field west of Plaisters Lane. In earlier documents it was known as New Close.||1838||Amalgamated before 1888 into a larger field|
|Middle Field||A field just west of Budmouth Avenue||1838||Amalgamated before 1888 with the northern part of South Down. The western and northern boundaries are preserved, but the eastern and southern ends of the field have been developed (Budmouth Avenue and part of Brackendown Avenue).|
|Milking Yard||A separate part of the large field to the west of the stream soon before Spring Bottom. This was no longer shown as separate in the 1838 Tithe Survey||1788, 1800|
|New Close||Four fields in the area west of Plaisters Lane||1788, 1800, 1838||These are shown as "New Close" in the 1788 Harvey Survey, at which time they were probably new. They are shown in the c1800 Weld survey, although one is mis-numbered (31 rather than 30). By 1838 one of them has been amalgamated with Long Mead and another has been renamed Middle Close. By 1888, they have all been amalgamated into the single large field.|
|New Gate||Two fields on either side of the road going south from near Chalbury Corner. Up to some time between 1800 and 1838, the road south to Overcombe Corner ran through what is now Chalbury Lodge, some way to the east of the present Preston Road. The 1838 Tithe Survey shows what must have been a new road on the present route, but still with a track on the site of the old road.||1788, 1798, 1800||In the 1838 Tithe Survey, Chalbury Lodge occupied one of these fields, with the other being pasture. By 1888, Chalbury Lodge and its grounds occupied the whole area|
|New Mead||An area of meadow just west of the River Jordan that is now the western end of Stream Side Caravan Park.||1788, 1838
Also 1461 reference
|The boundaries are substantially intact|
|New Piece||Field just south of Littlemoor||1838||This field was creaated some time between 1800 and 1838 by division of the older field referred to as Eweleaze, and then was expanded by recombination with part of Eweleaze before 1888.|
|Oat Close||One of the fields, combined before the 1838 Tithe Survey, at the top of West Hill||1788, 1800
Also 1671 reference
|Old Lines||In the 1838 Tithe survey, Old Loynes was the large field at the top of West Hill, to the west of Northdown Barn. In the earlier Weld survey, what was called Old Loynes was subdivided, and an area slightly further west seems to have been called Old Lines.||1788, 1800, 1838, 1888||The field in the 1838 survey still exists as a separate unit.|
|Passbury||A long field just south of Wyke Oliver Farm||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838, 1888||This was divided into two portions before 1888, but these two fields still exist.|
|Plank||Two fields west of the River Jordan, south of the Preston Road||1788, 1800, 1838||These fields were amalgamated into a larger area before 1888. This larger field is now in Weymouth Bay Holiday Park, but the field bouindarries are still evident.|
|Plaisters Close||Two adjacent fields immediately west of Plaisters Lane||1788, 1798, 1800||The northern of these fields became part of Chapple's Close (q.v.) before 1838. The boundaries of the southern field have been preserved, as the boundaries first of the house called Cartref and later of Sutton Court Lawns.|
|Pound||Several plots have been called Pound up until around 1800: (a) a small field just north of the old route of Puddledock Lane, north of Sutton Farm House (now Sutton Lodge and Sutton House) in an area now occupied by Old Bincombe Lane (b) a garden and Pound straddling the stream just south of Jordan Farm House; this is now part of Oakbury Drive and (c) three smaller enclosures a little further south, one called Brier's Pound||1788, 1800
Also 1888 Ordnance Survey map
|These all disappeared as separate plots by the time of the 1838 Tithe Survey|
|Preston Common Meadow||In the 1838 Tithe survey, this is a large area on the east side of the River Jordan, half way between the Church and the sea. In earlier documents it referred to areas on the east bank of the river, but slightly further north.||1788, 1798, 1838||The boundaries moved yet again before 1888|
|Preston Mead||The field immediately south of the Church, divided into two plots, one of which is now part of Weymouth Bay Holiday Park. In the 1838 Tithe survey, a field on the east side of the River further south was also called Preston Mead; this field was amalgamated before 1888 with part of Preston Common Meadow.||1788, 1800, 1838
|Preston Mead Close||A small field between Preston Mead and the river; this later became part of the field called Hams.||1798, 1800|
|Pulpit Close||The field beside and behind Sunnyfields||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||This field's boundaries remain intact|
|Quaggs||A field south of Preston village on the east side of the River Jordan.||1800||This was later amalgamated with the field towards the Church. It is now part of Weymouth Bay Holiday Park.|
|Rack Close||Two fields, probably Glebe land, on the east side of Sutton Road just north of Winslow Road. Later combined and known as Reek.||1788, 1798, 1800
Also 1501 (Racketclose)
|This field's boundaries are intact.|
|Ratcatchers||This is the field up the hill just behind Margaret's Seat. It's name is known from modern maps; the field itself is fairly recent, not being shown in the 1888 OS map.|
|Redcliff||Fields above the sea on the Parish boundary east of Bowleaze.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||The field layout has changed significantly since the 1838 Tithe survey. The old name seems to have been Redcliff, but the 1838 Tithe survey refers to it as Radcliff, and an 1847 Agent's notebook refers to Ratcliff Head.|
|Redland Furlong||Large field to the left of the track south from the Church, including the north-east corner of Streamside Caravan Park, and the nearby stables.||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||This has since been subdivided into a number of much smaller fields, but the old field boundaries are still evident. The 1838 Tithe survey calls this "Red Lawns"|
|Rodway Mead||Large field, previously called Broad Mead, lying between Horselynch Plantation and Two Mile Coppice. This is part of what was Rodway Farm, a unit that seems to have later disappeared.||1838||The field boundaries are still intact.|
|Rowden Furlong||Large field by the parish boundary with Osmington, just south of the A353||1788, 1798, 1838||The field boundaries are still intact. Before 1838, this field was divided into two, and was part of the area known as Craneway.|
|Rumsey||Small field, now disappeared, on the north side of the A353 as it climbs out of Preston||1838|
|Sand Pit Field||This was created through the amalgamation of four old fields some time between 1800 and 1838. It is one of the fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat||1838||This and the other three fields now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Seven Acres||This name is given to one of the eight old fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat. Up to around 1800 it was called Eight Acres (q.v.)||1838||This and the other seven fields now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Seven Acres||The name Seven Acres is also used for two adjacent fields between what is now Seven Acres Road and Coombe Valley Road.||1838||Up to 1800, the area between Seven Acres Road and Coombe Valley Road was simply part of the Great West Field. By 1838, the two brand new fields called Seven Acres already totalled over 40 acres!|
|Seventeen Acres||This is one of the eight old fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat. It was amalgamated before 1838 with three other fields to create Sand Pit Field (q.v.)||1788||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Sheep Down||This was the description of a large area on either side of the road up towards Broadmayne, Whitcombe and Dorchester, above the junction between Coombe Valley Road and Plaisters Lane||1798, 1800|
|Shelve Walls Furlong||Referred to as in the Great West Field in two early documents, but insufficient information at present to locate this||1788, 1798|
|Shortcombe Furlong||Referred to as in the Great West Field in one early document, but insufficient information at present to locate this||1788|
|Six Acres||The north-east part of the large field to the west of the Millennium Oak Walk. This was amalgamated before 1838 with the adjacent field called Eight Acres (creating a field called Eleven Acres), and later combined with the field called Old Cowleaze to the south||1788, 1800||The boundaries of the combined field are substantialy intact.|
|Sixteen Acres||Field south of Littlemoor and north-west of Horselynch Plantation||1838||Still shown in the 1888 Ordnance survey map, but since then amalgamated into a larger field.|
|South Piece||The field just south of the Roman Temple at the top of the Jordan Hill||1788, 1800, 1838||By 1888, this had been amalgamated with the field to the south called Jordan Cliff. Most of South Piece has now been developed, with housing on Bowleaze Coveway.|
|Spear Mead||The part of Lodmoor immediately to the west of the track between the sea and Southdown Avenue||1788, 1798, 1800|
|Steer's Close||Land between the top end of Seven Acres Road and the Bridge Inn||1788, 1800||Now occupied by Marley Close; the old boundaries are mainly intact|
|Straits or Straights||A field, on the hillside between the Osmington Brook and Winslow Hill||1788, 1800, 1838||Subsequently amalgamated with Brier's Close. The boundaries are intact and the field is now called Rex.|
|Symes Mead||A field on the south side of the Preston Road, later just called Cowleaze, and then amalgamated with various other fields. Now part of the Weymouth Bay Holiday Park, where the main office block and shop sit.||1788, 1800|
|Ten Acres||Among the eight old fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat, there are two that went by the name Ten Acres. Up to about 1800, there was a Ten Acres field which was then amalgamated before 1838 with three other fields to create Sand Pit Field (q.v.) At the same time, another field, previously called Twelve Acres, was renamed Ten Acres (the actual area of this field is exactly 11 acres!!!)||1788, 1800, 1838||These are both among the seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Triangle||The recent name of the field formerly known as Creambag (q.v.)|
|Twelve Acres||Field on the parish boundary with Bincombe, south-west of the hill called Tout||1838||Up to soon after 1800, this was part of the open Great West Field. The field boundaries have changed slightly since then but are still recognisable.|
|Twelve Acres||This field, beyond the top of the Ridgeway, was later renamed Ten Acres (q.v.)||1788, 1800||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Twelve Acres Furlong||This is referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great West Field, and may perhaps be the same as the first "Twelve Acres" described above||1788|
|Twenty Six Acres||This is one of the eight old fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat. It was amalgamated before 1838 with three other fields to create Sand Pit Field (q.v.)||1788, 1800||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Two Gates||This is one of the eight old fields that used to belong to Preston & Sutton Poyntz parish beyond the ridgeway track, past Margaret's Seat. It was amalgamated before 1838 with three other fields to create Sand Pit Field (q.v.)||1788, 1800||This is one of seven old fields that now sit in Poxwell Parish.|
|Upper Cleeves Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great East Field. Presumably the large field later called Cleeves was originally divided into separate Furlongs.||1788|
|Upper Craneway Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great East Field. Presumably the area later shown as Craneway was originally divided into separate Furlongs.||1788|
|Upper Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great East Field, and also the 1798 Inclosure Report, but not enough information to locate it.||1788, 1798|
|Upper Redcliff Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great East Field. Presumably the area later shown as Redcliff was originally divided into separate Furlongs.||1788|
|Vartree||A field north of South Down Cottage, in an area now occupied by parts of Oakbury Drive and Enkworth Road||1838|
|Verless Mead||The large field in the valley to the west of Plaisters Lane, west of the stream||1838||This field was extracted out of the open Great West Field some time between 1800 and 1838. In the 1888 Ordnance Survey map, it is shown divided into two, but the two parts were subsequently reunited.|
|Wadbrow Furlong||The field to the west of the southern end of Puddledock Lane||1788, 1798, 1800, 1838||Before about 1800, Wadbrow Furlong was part of the open Great West Field. The northern and western boundaries are still as they were in 1838, but the field was divided some time befpre 1888, and parts of it are now developed (as Old Granary Close and the top of Stroudley Crescent).|
|West Beach||The beach to the west of Bowleaze||1838|
|West Down||Downland on either side of the top end of Plaisters Lane||1838, 1888||Apart from the loss of land to the south of Plaisters Lane and land later developed along Plaisters Lane, the boundaries of this field are intact|
|West Orchard||Snall field just north of the old Sutton Farm House, part of an area later called Great Orchard||1788, 1800|
|West Piece||Land mainly to the east of where the Preston Road now sits, half way between Chalbury Corner and Overcombe Corner. Later amalgamated with Barn Piece to create the area called Jordan Hill||1788, 1800||This area is now occupied by parts of Ringstead Crescent and Overcombe Drive|
|West Water||A field on the west side of the River Jordan, just south of the Preston Road.||1800, 1838, 1888||The boundaries are now lost, as a result of the Fisherbridge development|
|Weston Town||One of the fields in the valley west of Plaisters Lane, made some time soon after 1800 by combining New Close and Long Mead.||1838||All the separate fields in this area had been combined into the present large field before the 1888 Ordnance Survey map.|
|White Mead||Field on the south side of Wyke Oliver Road. Previously called Wick Close.||1838||Subsequently divided into two, and now fully developed.|
|White Rowet||A field north of Lodmoor at the extreme west end of the parish, alternatively called White Roughit.||1800, 1838||This field's boundaries remain intact.|
|Whiteway Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great West Field, but not enough information to locate it.||1788|
|Wick Close||Two fields, one on the south side of Wyke Oliver Road soon before the farm, and the other further south where Melstock Avenue now is||1788, 1798, 1800||Both of these old fields are now fully developed|
|Windbatch Furlong||Referred to in the 1788 Harvey Survey, in the Great West Field, but not enough information to locate it.||1788|
|Windcleeves Furlong||A field near the parish boundary with Osmington, a little way in-land from the cliffs. This field was previously part of Redlands.||1788, 1798, 1838, 1888||The field was unchanged in 1888, but the field boundaries in this area have since changed significantly.|
|Windlakes Furlong||One of the fields immediately south of the A353 towards Osmington. This was previously shown as part of Craneway.||1788, 1798, 1838||This field was divided some time before 1888, but has now been recombined and has its boundaries substantially intact.|
|Wire Piece||Large field, previously called East Hill, on west side of River Jordan, north of Bowleaze||1838, 1888||The boundaries of this field remain intact|